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RE: Wireless router??

I'm no expert but you will have the incoming wire connected "to" a modem "from" the modem an Ethernet connection (usually a yellow wire) that will go to your new wireless router. You can now connect wireless or you can run an Ethernet cable directly from one of the router ports (usually 4)direct to your PC. Routers are fairly easy to set up but you do need to setup the security for the wireless I suggest WPA2-PSK. The router you buy should depend on your usage lots of wireless devices like tablets, phones and other PC's requires a higher end router. 250' is doable depending on where you place the router. Near a window on the shop side is better than trying to go through several walls.
garry1p 07/23/15 01:39pm Technology Corner
RE: PC Speakers for TV

Go to a Thrift Store less than $10 for a pair of PC speakers. I have the ones that have a 120V/12VDC adapter with volume control. I ran an RCA cable from the TV to where I sit to watch TV and have the speakers next to me. You can get a phono to RCA adapter for a few $ that plugs into the headphone output on the TV.
garry1p 07/19/15 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: Electrical question

One thing to consider the lower the voltage to the AC (usually a bad connection at the post or your plug is corroded)causes the current to increase once the voltage gets below 108VAC you can very well damage the AC. It is a good idea to have a voltage meter plugged into one of your 120V outlets at all times so you can monitor the incoming voltage. Anytime below 108 or above 132 it is time to shut things down and find out what is going on.
garry1p 07/19/15 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Damaged RV by dealer

Thanks for the feedback. An unfortunate experience for sure but if you are satisfied with the outcome that is all that matters.
garry1p 07/19/15 11:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Entry Steps

Well as someone said it could be several things that caused the problem. I have had the problem twice. KIWI steps. 1. 4 prong flat connector checked good with meter and steps worked OK for several operations after testing. Failed again, cleaned all connections in the cable found it had 12V but would not let enough current through to operate the steps. Plug was contaminated and corroded just enough to act as a resistor cleaning fixed it. 2. Steps refused to extend found a thread on this site with a video on replacing the motor turned out to be a Ford window lift motor I think 96 Thunderbird. Took old motor to Auto Zone and matched it up to a Dorman motor but don't remember the part number you have to get the correct motor by comparing the left and right side motor. Only one will work. Replacing fixed the steps $45. They are not hard to repair (depending on your age) main thing is be careful if the steps do start to move they are very powerful so don't be in the way.
garry1p 07/19/15 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: P-30 Disc Brake Squeal

Mine did that for a good 1000+ miles and no longer squeal! They started squealing soon after the new pads were installed.
garry1p 07/14/15 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SAFARI Hijacked

1492 If you can't use Flash or Java what do you recommend?
garry1p 07/13/15 02:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Being pulled over by LEO

The only way to stop the hijackers is to ignore them.
garry1p 07/11/15 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hose and wire rub points

Split foam will wear very quickly giving a false sense of security. Use hose as described above for long lasting protection.
garry1p 07/10/15 05:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: burnt rubber smell??

I suspect the brake lines. The brake line will swell on the inside and the fluid can not flow back to the master cylinder causing the brakes to drag. Once cool they are OK until they heat back up from using the brake. When the brakes drag they smell as they heat up if not repaired will get worse to the point of slowing down more rapid than normal when you take your foot off the gas. Lines are not expensive but the damage this can cause will be an expensive repair if not caught early.
garry1p 07/10/15 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt issue shutting of my overhead AC's

I should have said Energy Management System that controls the compressors Do you have 1 or 2 thermostats? If 1 and both unit shuts down then you need to look at the thermostat for loose wires or low voltage. If 2 thermostats then I would look at the energy management system. Do check if it happens with a battery charger connected to the house batteries as it sounds like a voltage drop is causing the problem. It could be at the batteries or anywhere in the 12v system going to the thermostats or EMS.
garry1p 07/10/15 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CCleaner causing issues

Used CC for many years never had a problem sounds like he needs to de-install and do a clean download reinstall. Also I do not let it run in background.
garry1p 07/09/15 07:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Generator issues automatically starts in OFF position

You might do a search that has been covered in the past but I don't remember the outcomes.
garry1p 07/09/15 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt issue shutting of my overhead AC's

It does sound like an sudden voltage drop. If you have a power distribution system there are 12V relays that control the compressors on the AC. If it is the overhead with internal controls many have a 12V control board, If you have wall thermostats they require 12V. When you say "shut off" do the units shut down or do the compressors shut down and the fans continue to run. The compressor has a safety device that will prevent the compressor to cycle back on (usually set from 3 to 6 minuets) to allow the compressor head pressure to drain down so that is normal.
garry1p 07/09/15 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Airlift kit

Without that fiber washer it will last about 1000, 2000 miles (maybe). My 1st time the washer had slipped down but not out I did not see it and next spring I had to do the job over. I used a light application of grease to hold them in place.
garry1p 07/07/15 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mopping up toilet water at 3 am!

X2 on the water shut off valve. Don't know why they don't install them when installing the toilet.
garry1p 07/07/15 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator running - no power - status light on

Transfer switch in normal position is to shore power. The transfer switch relay pulls the contacts to the generator position sounds like the transfer switch is not holding and defaulting back to the shore power position.
garry1p 07/07/15 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thetford Aria Deluxe Overflowed on its own

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garry1p 07/07/15 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny issue (still)

Somehow some way you seem to be sucking air. Is there any way you can pinch the gas line somewhere close to the tank then using something like the vacuum kit to bleed brake lines pull a vacuum on the line to verify the fuel line is not the problem.
garry1p 07/04/15 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: wireless router/internet question

I decided to go with wired cameras after reading the specs on wireless with wired there are no worries about distance up to 150ft and no interference. Regardless if you plan on a DVR and remote access I suspect you will need to set up port fording on your router. DLink probably has tech support that can assist you with the set up.
garry1p 06/27/15 06:15pm Technology Corner
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